Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey and Sam Waterston are toplining Tyler Perry’s Six Triple Eight, the prolific director’s fourth movie for Netflix.
Washington may also govt produce the movie in regards to the true story of the one all-black, all-female World Struggle II battalion that proved key to the American warfare effort. The ensemble solid within the movie, which has begun manufacturing, consists of Ebony Obsidian, Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Shanice Shantay, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga and Jay Reeves.
Perry and his group additionally solid Jeanté Godlock, Moriah Brown, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Gregg Sulkin, Dean Norris and Susan Sarandon. Perry wrote the script for Six Triple Eight, which his primarily based on an article by Kevin M. Hymel for WWII Historical past journal.
He may also produce the movie alongside Nicole Avant, Keri Selig, Angi Bones and Tony Strickland, whereas Peter Guber may also govt produce.
Six Triple Eight recollects 855 ladies who joined the warfare effort with little information of what precisely they’d be doing, however have been shortly given the mission to kind via and repair a three-year backlog of undelivered mail.
Their herculean process was achieved as the ladies confronted discrimination, an unfamiliar land and a war-torn nation as they sorted over 17 million items of mail, reconnecting American troopers with their households and family members again house.
The story of the 6888th Postal Listing Battalion, till now saved out of historical past books, was restored on March 14th, 2022 when U.S. President Joe Biden signed a invoice for the ladies to obtain the Congressional Gold Medal, Congress’ highest honor.
Six Triple Eight will mark Perry’s newest movie he directed for Netflix after A Fall From Grace, A Madea Homecoming, and A Jazzman’s Blues. Perry, WME and Johnson Shapiro not too long ago inked a four-picture cope with Amazon Studios.
Washington is repped by CAA, Washington Sq. Arts, The Lede Firm and Hansen Jacobsen.